Shortcuts in Editing (Are They Allowed?)

Shortcuts in editing may be frowned upon, but when it comes to word processing, editing shortcuts are not only allowed, they’re essential. If you’re still fumbling around in the pull-down menus, fighting with features that won’t leave you alone, and wasting time on tasks that could

Chicago Style Workout 4:
Titles of Books and Articles

Today’s workout, “Titles of Books and Articles,” centers on sections 8.166–78 of CMOS. Advanced editors might tackle the questions cold; learners can study those sections of the Manual before answering the questions. Remember: The workouts are all about Chicago! If you’re an expert in MLA, AP, or New York Times style, you might be surprised to find that your instincts don’t quite match Chicago’s. That doesn’t mean

Should You Attend an Editing Conference?

Attending a conference is a major expense. In addition to travel and hotel costs, registration is sometimes hundreds of dollars, and all that dining out and schmoozing at the bar adds up as well. If you’re just starting out, you’re probably watching your budget. But there are some ways to keep costs down, and the benefits might just make it worth your while.